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Volume 3 

Plainville, Mass., Jan. 6, 1922 

Number 1 

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Mr. Sturoiis C. Rice 
I'lauwii i.k, Mass. 

Mr. Chaklk* A. Whiting 
Sales Manager, 1'i.ainvii.i.e 

Mr. Frank £.. vVhitino 

Some of the Members of the Whiting & Davis Co. Sales Organization who extend to all 

A fijapmj ano flraapcroua Nero $ear. 

The Holiday Retail Trade New Year's Resolutions 

A canvass of principal retailers 
shows Christmas Shopping this year 
had a healthfully strong tone. R. H. 
Stearns report Xmas business, as 
measured by sales, ahead of last 
Xmas, and 1921 a year ahead of 
1920. -Jordan Marsh Co., reports 
Xmas business beyond expectations 
;n id better than last year. R. H. 
Whi e has found its Xmas business 
"phenomenally good" as compared 
with expectations. A. Shuman & Co. 
says tli is is the largest Xmas trade in 
h story of store. E. W. Hodgson of 
"Hodgson, Kennard & Co., Jewel- 
ers," estimates 25 per cent, more bus- 
iness done this December than De- 
cember of last year. Considerably 
under the same month in 1919, prac- 
tically on the same level as Christmas 
season of 1918 and decidedly better 
than average of previous years. 


Two new marking machines have 
been completed, and one installed, to 
be used in the factory office in putting 
on the new Whiting & Davis Co., 
trade mark. These do away with the 
previous method of using a steel sten- 
cil in conjunction with a hammer to 
mark goods. All Whiting & Davis 
mesh bags must bear the trade mark 
before shipping to comply with our 

Once again comes an opportune 
time to resolve to change those things 
which ''Conscience" does not ap- 
prove. Make your New Year's reso- 
lutions, determine to carry them 
through and you will think more of 
y< urself for the effort. If you fail, 
there is satisfaction in trying and you 
will be the better man or woman for 
it. How do you like the following? 

The coming year in the factory I 
will do my best to make my work 
"Quality Work" and produce to my 
utmost, thereby giving to those de- 
pendent on me, and myself, more of 
the good things of life which are 
bought with the wages I earn, not 
forgetting that I have a mind to use 
and two good hands with which to 
labor and create value. And keep on 
trying. ___ 

The employees of the Service 
Branch presented their foreman, Mr. 
Arthur Boncker with a beautiful Cold 
Mounted Fountain Pen. He said he 
was greatly pleased with the gift and 
gave those present to understand that 
lie greatly appreciated thespirit which 
prompted it. Miss Reynolds was re- 
membered. A $5 gold piece was pre- 
sented by the girls. A grab box was 
held and general good time observed. 

Bag Topics 

Who's Holding You Down? 
Selling Goods 
The Rainbow End. 

■ By Harry B. Rowan- 

Feel you can't get ahead, someone 
holding you down ? Why not look in- 
to your condition with an open mind. 
Have you tried to raise yourself from 
your present position or just wished 
it? Bestir yourself and consider how 
you can make your services more val- 
uable, the reward will come later. 
Bear in mind you are gelling some- 
thing which will be paid for according 
to its value. In a certain large cor 
poration there is a meeting of execu- 
tives held yearly to determine those 
fitted for advancement and those who 
have fallen by the wayside. Disposi- 
tion is made accordingly. 

Just how much does your ability 
mean to you? Are you making the 
most of it? Some say. " I'm doing the 
best I can," but are you? To those 
who think they can do no more than 
they arc doing at present, isn't it p<>s 
Bible they have the wrong perspec- 
tive! There are many ways a thing 
can be done. Tubs Over 


Wadco News 

Published Semi-Monthly 

by Employees of Whiting & Davis Co. 

Plainville, Mass. 

Editor H. B. Rowan 

jlssociale Editors 



Lawreoce Cook Canadian Factory 

Phoebe Havey Sol'd Mesh Dept. 

Rita Abrauu Unsol'd Mesh Dept. 

Dick Barton .Mesh Dept. 

Ted Peterson Stamp Dept. 

Erwfu Sylvia Tool Dept. 

Frauk Brown Bench Dept. 

Hattie Goodwin ) 
Frauces Peuuimau f 



Thirteen hundred copies of the 
Xmas issue of the Wadco were dis- 
tributed. Many expressed themselves 
favorably on it. Let all unite to 
make it what it should be, a family 
paper, bringing into close touch those 
who are in any way identified with 
the \Y. & D. Co. 


insider the means at hand, the 
"Wadco" readers have in the line of 
an outlet for any suggestions they 
might have relative to their work in 
the factory. Suppose Jessie J. in 
Dept. X. has an idea that she thinks 
woidd help in her own department or 
maybe some other department where 
the idea could be put into practice, 
wouldn't it be a good thing to put it 
across by using the ■"Wadco. *' The 
•"Wadco" solicits communications 
and suggestions, signed in full, on any 
subject of interest to its readers. Let 
us see who will be the first to start 
the ball a-rolling. Communications 
will be printed with the writers' 
names attached unless otherwise spec- 
ified. There are some who do not 
desire their names to be known. For 
those, the Editor will see to it that 
the name does not appeal". 


American Express Co. has estab- 
lished an office in Australia, the first 
American banking and foreign collec- 
tion institution granted permission to 
operate in thai country. 

Sunn- lucky people in Pawtucket. 
from the way chickens and turkeys 
are going over the line. 


Selling has been termed a ''Sci- 
ence." It requires foresight, tact 
enthusiasm and a great deal of de- 
termination to make possible the ex- 
change of our creations for the wages 
we earn and are paid. We, here in 
the factory working to produce fine 
mesh hags, little realize the hours of 
thought and labor given by our 
""Sales Fore-" in placing our prod- 
ucts in the hands of distibutors. Let 
us all back our Sales Force to the 

How many have wondered as the 
years go by just what the rainbow of 
our lives is to be. Take for instance 
a beautiful Sunday", you and your 
friend are out walking. How often 
the remark ''I wish I were rich. I 
would do thus and so." How far 
away those riches seem, and. yet it is 
only a condition of mind. Many of our 
country's greatest and richest men 
were at one time poor as the poorest. 
They, like ourselves possessed hands 
to labor, and brains to think, and 
when jhands alone could make no 
progress they called to their assistance 
the latter. So let us think, and think 
hard to improve ourselves and our 
condition in life, and the "Rainbow 
will be there," never fear. 


Mrs. Casey was given a box of 
Handkerchiefs and $5.00 Gold piece 
by the girls working on the fishscale 
mesh. They gathered around very 
quietly with the view of surprising 
her at a few minutes before 1 o'clock. 
Friday. She stated she was much 
surprised and pleased on receiving 
the presents, afterward going around 
among the girls showing them. 

Miss Clara Guild was presented a 
$10.00 Gold Piece along with the com- 
pliments of the season by those who 
work with her. Miss Guild is Mr. 
Sweet s very capable assistant of a 
quiet and retiring disposition. She is 
a favorite with all. 

Hattie is your name 
Single is your station 
Happy be the little man 
That makes the alteration. 

It is rumored the girls of the mesh 
department intend holding a "Beau- 
ty Contest" in the near future. We 
know of quite a few who are inter- 
est d. 




Active congestion of the lungs (too 
much blood circulating through the 
lungs) may occur as a result of in- 
creasi d hear! action or from the in- 
halation of hot air or irritating sub- 
stances. As a result of diseases which 
interfere locally with the circulation, 
the lung capillaries may become dis- 

A certain form of congestion is due 
to some obstacle to the return flow of 
Llood to the heart, as in valvular dis- 
ease, particularly of the left side of 
the heart. 

When congestion occurs as the re- 
sult of abnormal condition of other 
organs, the treatment is directed to 
a removal of the cause. A physician 
should always be consulted and his 
orders followed verv carefully. 


Accidents may happen to workers 
simply because they are overtired. 
Elimination of fatigue is therefore 
one of the most vital of safety mea- 
sures, we are told by Frank B. and 
Lillian M. Gilbreth in a paper read 
before the National Safety Council 
in Boston and printed in The Iron 
Trade Review (Cleveland. Ohio) 
Shon welfare study of all kinds in- 
eluding that of the el ; mina f ion of 
eye-strain by proper coloring, and 
that of ascertaining the eas : est and 
fewest motions necessary to accomp- 
lish a given item of work, tends di- 
rectly toward the reduction of fati- 
gue and is hence an important mea- 
sure of accident prevention. Dr,. a^d 
Mrs. Gilbreth lay great stress on the 
efficacy of white paint, which they 
greatly prefer to the " battleship 
gray" or other neittral tones now 
generally used by manufacturers of 
machine tools or m^tal-working 
eouipment. These were chosen to re- 
duce glare, but after some year> of 
study the authors are convinced that 
w' i!f e is the better color for such pur- 






This is not a busy scene by any 
means in the factory restaurant and 
gives a very poor idea of the amount 
of business done. It so happened the 
photographer who took the picture 
happened to set up his camera before 
many of regular diners had arrived. 


Now that the Xmas rush is over 
many are thankful and feel they can 
take things a little easier. But, from 
all indications, there will be very lit- 
tle let up. Already sample lines are 
in full swing for the New Year's busi- 
S. How many realize the amount 
of monev they represent? Suffice to 
say, the Whiting & Davis sample lines 
gotten up throughout the year which 
ke~p so many busy, has a value com- 
parable to the entire output of many 
well-known lesser concerns. 


"ixtensive alterations to the factory 

office are now practically completed. 
Mr. Ileintz, who under the previous 
system was in the front office, has re- 
moved to the new factory office, where 
he will look after production, one of 
tin' most important brandies of the 
business, especially in times like the 
pie cut when customers want imme- 
diate service or none at all. 

Fred Thompson of the Maintenance 
Dept., is very much pleased with the 
new "Band Saw" recently instated 
in his department. Fred says it fills 
a Long fell want and will help greatly 
in his work. 


Employees to the number of 658 
were given a very useful present in 
the form of a Superite Pencil this 
Xmas. Many expressed their ap- 
preciation of the gift remarking 
"Just what I wanted." Cards were 
also distributed. 

The Office had a Xmas celebration 
with the aid of a small Xmas tree on 
which were hung the various gifts. 
Ed. Manchester, who was the Santa, 
distributed the gifts. Harvey got a 
red t ; e, just like Ed. Osterholm. I'll 
bet he don't wear it. Florence Aus- 
tin gave a selection on the Under- 
wood. During the festivities candy, 
cookies, apples, etc., were in great 

Mamie Heckmann, the well-known 
and efficient foreladv of the Ship- 
ping: Dent, was remembered bv the 
girls in Peaceful Valley, (that's the 
name of her Dept., so when you see 
it in the "Wadco" hereafter you will 
k^ow who we mean) about 12 of 
them presented Mamie a $10.00 Cold 
piece and A Chinese Work Basket. 
Cake Gaudy and Fruit were free in 
the Valley. 


Why are we without news from 
our Middleboro correspondents! In 

the past they have given the readers 
of the Wadco many good items of in- 
t< rest. Don 't quit, keep up the -rood 
work. Many have missed your col- 

Team No. 1 of the Girls' Bowling 
League would like to travel to Middle- 
boro at a near date and roll a match 
eame with the Middleboro "Star 
The remaining three teams in the 
League can't seem to get going, and 
Team No. 1 can't afford to deterior- 
ate by lack of practice. Don't forget 
"Us Girls" are in need of an outing 
including the chauffeurs and our edi- 

The Whiting Chain Co. was a 
lively place at Recess time, Friday 
afternoon; about 45 of its employees 
indulged in a Grab. A great many 
amusing things happened, of course 
they always do. Joe McGrath pulled 
a Bunny Rabbit, Carrie Salley fol- 
lowed up her red string to a definite 
conclusion, this should be enough, 
for we are rather timid in printing 
just what was on its end . Many 
wanted to see, but we draw the cur- 
tain. Robert Blaine was the really 
lucky man. He won a real live roos- 
ter, and a R. I. Red at that. 


Standing on benches, chairs and 
anything that came to hand, the girls 
of the two departments surrounded 
Bill Sweet, department head, and pre- 
sented a token of their esteem in the 
form of a .+20.00 gold piece. Now fel- 
lows, he's some popular, and we're 
going to have his "picture" in the 
"Wadco.'' Couldn't do it this time, 
he's so bashful. A grab was indulged 
by those present Ho the number of 35. 

Miss Ilattie Coombs was also re- 
membered by the girls, receiving a $5 
gold piece and a cut glass berry bowl. 
Ilattie is working in Dept. A at pres 
ent getting out samples. 

At the Friday morning recess, the 
trirls s-athered around Miss Vera 
Pfanstiehl and Minna Simpson and 
presented each a $5 grold niece. Miss 
Er'ene Parker and Miss Elsie Hem- 
ingson were the presentation commit- 
ter. Thre was something doing every 


Richard Spillane, in Philadelphia 
Public Ledger, says it is estimated by 
leading bankers of Middle West that 
the horde of swindlers who swept over 
the agricultural belt in the Mush days 
of 1919-1920 sellinu- fake stocks rob- 
bed the Farmers of $2,000,000,060. 


Factory Truck 

In the above picture you see the 
factory truck with Mr. Albert Roes- 
sler at the wheel. Note the beautiful 
roses growing, on the yard fence. 
Looks good to us. we'll say. Oh for 
the Good Old Summer Time! 


The mesh room employees wish to 
tha k Mr. Whiting for the useful tok- 
en he gave each one Xmas, and wish 
him a happy and prosperous new- 

Harriet Sirois and Arthur Benoit 
wish to thank the girls of the mesh 
department for the useful Xmas pres- 
ents received. Harriet especially 
wants it known that she greatly ap- 
preciates the gift. 

Wonder why Cora Lumnah gets 
weak every time the Studio is men- 

Blanche LaPlante wants to know if 
there is an eleventh commandment? 
Viz. : Mind your own business. 

The girls of the unsoldered mesh 
would ask of "Bud" if the leading- 
lady likes her new ring. 

Sam's girl is tall and slender, 

My girl is fat and low, 
Sam's girl wears silks and satins, 

My girl wears calico. 
Sam's girl is swift and speedy. 

My girl is demure and good. 
Do yon think I'd swap for Sam's girl? 

Von know darn well I w^ould. 

Mary Jovce — "Ain't that too bad." 

Mrs. Stark— "My Slars!" 

Josie Faas — "Me and George." 

B lie Read— "I was first." 

Lizzie Hart man — "I ain't got it done 

Mae Fallon — "A party told me that 

Evelyn R. — "Apple, prune and 

mince. ' ' 
•Teanrtte R. — " 'ootchy cootchy!" 

Lillie J.— "Can I go?" 
Mol lie Mac — "Twenty-four years." 
Stella J. — "When I was in New- 
York. " 

Certie Wolfe— "Me and Billy." 
Elsie Quirk— "Censored." 
Gene Esau — "Ray, come here." 
Mrs. MacGregor — "Out West in 

Georgia. ' ' 
Alice Booth— "What will I have for 

supper? " 

Geo. Mac— "Got any hay?" 

Lillian Johnson — "What color is the 
number plate?" 

Elsie Greenhalge — "Love me, love my 

Helen — "Don't go out at five o'- 

Jennie K — "I'm so sleepy." 

Edith Marble — "Got anv work for 

Mr. J. O. Gagnon reports the ar- 
rival of a baby girl, December 30. 

( 'ongratiilations. J. 0. 

Now comes Al DeBlois, who seems 
capable of drawing long sighs. This 
he does when looking in an opposite 
direction from the widow. Who is it, 


A well known writer makes the 
statement that every man, no matter 
how big he may be, has- a boss, and 
that many employees don't like the 
idea of having to obey orders, and 
hope the day will come when they will 
do the bossing themselves. They im- 
agine that the boss has no boss. This 
is a false notion for all of us are un- 
der authority, and must toe the line 
of duty or sink. If everyone could 
but get it into his or her head that 
everyone else is subject to orders, 
there would be less discontent and 
more happiness in the w r orld. 


How does a crab grow? Does his 
armor increase in size to accommo- 
date his body as it becomes larger 
and larger? As a matter of fact it 
does not ; the shell never alters at all. 
The .crab, like a growing boy, re- 
quires a new suit every now and then 
to cover his growing limbs. 

He grows slowly inside his shell, 
until a day comes when he simply 
cannot bear it any longer. Then he 
retires to the safest hiding-place that 
he can find, and a curious process be- 
gins. Grasping a tuft of seawerd 
firmly with his legs, he begins to 
move his body about inside his shell. 
In a short time a crack appears 
across the back. Through this the 
crab gradually heaves out his soft 

Then after a short rest he sets to 
work on the long business of un- 
sheathing his claws, legs and feelers, 
each of which is drawn out of its 
armoured covering, just as a sword is 
pulled from the scabbard. 

Your crab is now the most defence- 
Leaj creature imaginable; not only is 
his body as soft as butter, but he is 
quite unable to move, for the unshell- 
i"g process has completely exhausted 

He remains perfectly still, trusting 
that he is well concealed from foe*. 
And as he w r aits you can see him 
growing. There was not room for 
much expansion inside the shell, so 
he makes up for lost time once he is 
out of it. 

In a short time a new shell begins 
to form, and before many weeks have 
passed he is as well armoured as ever 
and several sizes larger.